DISNEYLAND 1955–1959.

[DVD: Theme Parkology – 2009 – 66 mins +bonus]. (1 of 5). “On 17th July 1955, Walt Disney opened the gates to his Magic Kingdom – Disneyland (Anaheim, California). It was predicted that his theme park would fail and become known as Walt’s failure in life, but its opening was a huge success and it soon became known as the “Happiest Place on Earth.” See the nostalgic town of Main Street U.S.A., witness the jungles of Adventureland, explore the Old West in Frontierland, live the dreams of Fantasyland and peek into the future in Tomorrowland. Relive the days of an era long gone, by visiting the world’s most loved theme park within its first five years of operation.” ANDY SHINE SAYS: Featuring the Jungle Cruise, the Submarine Voyage, Alweg Monorail, the Rivers of America and the Mark Twain River Boat, Alice in Wonderland, the Sky Ride, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, the Santa Fe Railroad and others, I enjoyed watching this informative programme more than I thought I would. The 6-minute bonus feature comprises a slideshow of 1955-1959 Disneyland photographs. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.